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How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

AeroFan_07

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I managed to snag this one today, I believe this may be a Bates?
The leather itself made me want to check it out.

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jeo

One Too Many
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Had these two guys waiting for me after my LA trip. Got them both for absolute steals!

First is a late 40’s Beck 444 in perfect mint condition. Couldn’t believe it when I saw this. Luckily for me it had a BIN that’s super cheap for a jacket this rare and in this condition. Measurements were way off but it didn’t even matter. As luck has it, it’s a perfect fit.

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Next up is a super rare late 40’s Lewis of LA CHP jacket. It went under the radar on eBay, has some condition issues but it was dirt cheap. It’s a 40-42 and big on me so no fit pics for this one. Bought from the grandson of the original owner whose name is on the jacket and was a patrolman. The few other Lewis jackets I’ve seen also have the wool liner under the rayon which is super cool.

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photo2u

Call Me a Cab
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Had these two guys waiting for me after my LA trip. Got them both for absolute steals!

First is a late 40’s Beck 444 in perfect mint condition. Couldn’t believe it when I saw this. Luckily for me it had a BIN that’s super cheap for a jacket this rare and in this condition. Measurements were way off but it didn’t even matter. As luck has it, it’s a perfect fit.

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Next up is a super rare late 40’s Lewis of LA CHP jacket. It went under the radar on eBay, has some condition issues but it was dirt cheap. It’s a 40-42 and big on me so no fit pics for this one. Bought from the grandson of the original owner whose name is on the jacket and was a patrolman. The few other Lewis jackets I’ve seen also have the wool liner under the rayon which is super cool.

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Those are beautiful jackets. The Lewis looks like a Californian to me. That black lining is in one of my bullet proof Californian heavy duty motorcycle police jacket.
 
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jeo

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Those are beautiful jackets. The Lewis looks like a Californian to me. That black lining is in one of my bullet proof Californian heavy duty motorcycle police jacket.
Thank you! Lewis was based in LA just like California Sportswear so it makes sense there are similarities. Another similarity to the Californian jackets is the double stitch around the hand warmer pockets.
 

KBlake

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Had these two guys waiting for me after my LA trip. Got them both for absolute steals!

First is a late 40’s Beck 444 in perfect mint condition. Couldn’t believe it when I saw this. Luckily for me it had a BIN that’s super cheap for a jacket this rare and in this condition. Measurements were way off but it didn’t even matter. As luck has it, it’s a perfect fit.

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Next up is a super rare late 40’s Lewis of LA CHP jacket. It went under the radar on eBay, has some condition issues but it was dirt cheap. It’s a 40-42 and big on me so no fit pics for this one. Bought from the grandson of the original owner whose name is on the jacket and was a patrolman. The few other Lewis jackets I’ve seen also have the wool liner under the rayon which is super cool.

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The fit looks good despite the measurements. Don’t you think?
 

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